Paying homage to Irving Penn’s 1949 photograph ‘Summer Sleep, New York’, I composed this curious photo essay titled ‘The Girl Next Door’. Much of my personal work revolves around the theories of memory, and how the medium of photography aids or destroys this natural process. In this body of work, I chose to focus on how that loss of information can be objectified with the use of a camera. Using a window screen as the central point of focus in each image, simple snap shots are broken down into complex blocks of color, each becoming a building block for the bigger picture. Dashes of water obstruct bits of each scene, representing the fragments of our memories lost to time.
Jordan Tiberio is a Brooklyn based photographer born and raised in Rochester, NY, the birthplace of Kodak, so photography was already in her blood— or maybe it was in the water. She received her BFA in photography from Fashion Institute of Technology in 2015. Her work has been praised by many publications, such as The Huffington Post, i-D, and Dazed. If you ever see her on the street, don’t forget to ask her about the time she worked for Saturday Night Live.